17835 N 44th Street, Phoenix, AZ 85032 US
Scrubber (6th - 8th Grade)
Experience the tension of the ill-fated Apollo 13 mission as your students take on the roles of Mission Control engineers, trying to figure out how to clean the air in the capsule before the astronauts suffocate. Student teams research, design and build model air scrubber filter units using only the few materials available to the astronauts. They then test their designs on a mock-up of the air circulation unit from the Apollo spacecraft.
All Ages ($10 per hour)
11:00-12:00 & 12:30-1:30: Exploratorium & Museum semi-guided tour
Students will receive a 60-minute semi-guided tour of the Challenger facility and learn about the history of the space program, and get to hold a meteorite.
12:00-12:30: Lunch break (please bring lunch from home as only beverages and snacks are sold on campus)
11:00-12:00 & 12:30-1:30 Planetarium Show
Students will see a full-dome planetarium 20-30 minute show, and have time to ask questions of our flight directors as they witness the stars and planets in an entirely immersive way.